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The Oklahoma SAC was created by state statute (22 O.S. § 1517):
A. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation shall be the entity recognized by the Bureau of Justice Statistics as the Statistical Analysis Center, and shall include a program resources unit, a computer information services unit, and an administrative support unit.
B. In addition to other duties specified by law, the duties of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation shall be to:
1. Provide a clearinghouse for criminal justice information;
2. Provide a central contact point for federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies;
3. Provide technical assistance for all criminal justice agencies of this state;
4. Provide consultation for criminal justice agencies of this state in preparing reports, gaining funding, or preparing information;
5. Obtain information from criminal justice agencies in this state for analyses of criminal justice issues;
6. Collect and analyze criminal justice data;
7. Produce reports for state and local criminal justice agencies;
8. Facilitate information networking between criminal justice agencies;
9. Attend meetings concerning criminal justice issues;
10. Represent this state at national meetings including, but not limited to, meetings or conferences of criminal justice statistics associations of other states;
11. Assist in developing resources for the criminal justice system;
12. Address pertinent issues related to prevention and intervention programs;
13. Provide assistance to the State Crime Stoppers Association;
14. Create and publish by December 1 each year a uniform reporting standard for citing state criminal statutes to be used in reporting information to and from all criminal justice information systems within this state. The uniform reporting standard shall be developed in consultation with the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Department of Corrections, the District Attorneys Council, the Department of Public Safety through the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System Division, and the Office of Juvenile Affairs. The uniform reporting standard shall be used by all criminal justice information systems and shall be the standard for reporting arrests, criminal and juvenile delinquency charges, charge and case dispositions, custody records, and any other record purporting to identify a criminal history record or information relating to arrests, charges, custody, adjudication, conviction, and disposition of criminal or juvenile matters; and
15. Monitor all changes to state crime statutes within ninety (90) days of the Legislature’s adjournment sine die for purposes of including any changes in law or new offenses within the uniform reporting standard.
C. The director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation shall hire employees as may be necessary to complete the statutory functions of the Bureau as specified in this section within the budgeting limits set by law.
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